Orlando personal-injury attorney John Morgan said he does not intend to run for governor as a Democratic candidate in 2018.
Morgan posted the following statement to his Facebook page on Friday morning:
“Spent all of Thanksgiving with my whole family. While it’s amazing to be leading the polls for Governor without being a candidate I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination.
And I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians. They are all the same. Both parties. I plan to register as an Independent and when I vote, vote for the lesser of two evils. And if I ever ran, run as an Independent.#ForThePeople”
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, Orlando-are entrepreneur Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine have declared for the Democratic nomination for governor, according to our news partners at the Tampa Bay Times.
In July, Morgan filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida for a "smokeless" cannabis bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
Morgan's law firm is popular for its "For the People" slogan.
Florida’s gubernatorial election is set for Nov. 6, 2018.
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